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UN school in Gaza hit by shelling for second time

A United Nations school sheltering people who have fled Israeli airstrikes in Gaza has been hit by shelling from Israeli shelling, the UN said.

Fighting has now been raging for 16 days and has left more than 650 dead.

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Which airlines have suspended flights to Tel Aviv?

A host of European and US airlines have cancelled or suspended flights to Tel Aviv, Israel, due to the escalating conflict in the region.

Lufthansa is among the airlines which have suspended flights to Tel Aviv. Credit: Boris Roessler/DPA

The Europe Air Safety Agency issued a "strong recommendation" to avoid the airport, while the US Federal Aviation Administration prohibited Delta, US Airways and United - the three airlines that fly to Israel - from travelling to Tel Aviv.

Dutch airline KLM, Air France and German company Lufthansa have all suspended flights to Ben Guiron Airport.

A Turkish Airlines plane from Istanbul to Israel turned back after flights were halted for 24 hours.

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